Speaker David Levine
Speaker David Levine

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David Levine

Founder & Consultant

Lightboat Media

David Levine is a seasoned creative content strategist, building multiple billion dollar kids content franchises, launching and producing series across the globe, and is a recognised DEI leader. Through his company Lightboat Media, David provides advisory and consultant services to companies looking to grow in the global content landscape. David also serves as an executive producer for content championing LGBTQ+ voices and themes, as well as general kids and entertainment content.  

David most recently served as the Chief Content Officer for Moonbug Entertainment, leading its creative and production teams  to  produce  world-class  pre-school content. David led the expansion of its digital-first properties into premium platforms, serving as Executive Producer on CoComelon Lane and Little Baby Bum Music Time (Netflix),  Blippi’s Treehouse and Arpo Robot Babysitter (Amazon Kids+), as well as leading production on 25+ digital series, scores of albums, and expansion into over 25 languages. 

David previously served over 16 years at Disney Channels in multiple programming and content strategy roles, including VP, Kids Programming, Disney Channels Europe and Africa/UK & Ireland, driving the development of the linear and multi-platform/OTT programming strategy. He was responsible for determining the direction of original production and overseeing the development and production slates of originally produced content, acquisitions, and co-productions. David also led the global content rollout of franchises such as High School Musical and Hannah Montana. Prior to Disney, David served in various legal and business affairs/development at Ragdoll (Teletubbies) and Marvel. 

David has spearheaded diverse and LGBTQ+ inclusive representation in kids programming. He was named among the UK's OUTstanding/FT Top 100 LGBT+ Executive for three years, and won the British LGBT Award for ‘Inspirational Leader.’

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